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“Great walking, great views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banks Peninsula

Banks Peninsula
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Small Group
$280*
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Akaroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula Eco Marine...
Ranked #1 of 108 Attractions in Christchurch
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds. Little River is the gateway to the peninsula. The township has a hotel/pub, 2 cafes, a petrol station, art gallery, craft store and small museum. There are B&Bs, plus the Little River Campground in Okuti Valley Road. They have affordable campervan parks with power, cabins and tentsites set beside a river. The southern bays have some of the best surf, if you know the secret spots as well as good, safe swimming beaches, walking tracks and the Little River Rail Trail. It is a a place that is often over looked as tourists head to Akaroa. If you want to experience more than the usual, to get off the beaten track and really explore, ask at the craft station, which has an info centre.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Great walking, great views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

So many places to walk & so much to see, you can drive to so many different areas and walk from there. Or just drive and look around.
Day or night, its beautiful.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Banks Peninsula”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The township of Akaroa is very picturesque, and many of the restaurants and eating houses have a view of the Akaroa harbour

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful Scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

If you arrive in Akaroa on a cruise ship, don't stay in Akaroa you you have explored the entire township within an hour, get out on a tour Banks Peninsula has absolutely the most stunning scenery you can imagine.

Visited March 2013
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“Great visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We really enjoyed the Banks Peninsula. Stayed two nights at Double Dutch, in Okains Bay, and really enjoyed a hike out to the lighthouse, through the bush at the Hinewai Reserve, and going through the museum in Okains Bay.

Visited March 2013
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“Spectacular coastline”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

We absolutely loved the scenery on our drive to Akaroa. It was an hour and a half out of Christchurch through some spectacular landscape. The drive down towards the harbour is especially picturesque.

Visited April 2013
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